šķēps

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See also: skeps

Latvian[edit]

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 šķēps on Latvian Wikipedia
Šķēps (1)
Šķēps (1)
Šķēpa mešana (2)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *skēp-, from Proto-Indo-European *skep-, *kep-, from the zero grade *sk- of *sek- “to cut” with an extra p. Cognates include Lithuanian skãplis “type of ax,” skãptas “chisel, bent knife”, Proto-Slavic *ščep- (Russian щепа (ščepá) “woodchips”, Ukrainian щепа (ščépa), Czech stěp, Polish szczep “sliver”), Old Norse skapt “pole; spear,” German Schaft “shaft,” Ancient Greek σκέπαρνος (sképarnos) “ax, adze”.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

šķēps m (1st declension)

  1. spear, lance (a weapon with a sharp point for cutting]])
    šķēpa uzgalisspear tip
    šķēpa kātsspear shaft
    Kuršu tautas vīriešu galvenā profesija bija karošana... zobens, vairogs un šķēps pavadīja kuršu vīrieti no šūpuļa līdz kapamthe main occupation of Curonian men was warfare... Curonian men carried their sword, shield and spear from the cradle to the grave
  2. javelin (a sport implement with a sharp tip for distance throwing)
    šķēpa mešanajavelin throw
    ar lielu interesi tika gaidīta šķēpa metēju sacensība par Eiropas čempiona nosaukumuthe javelin throwers' competition for the title of European champion was expected with great interest

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “šķēps”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN